You hear the words 'Shangri-La' and you immediately associate luxury accommodation, however the Shangri-La at The Shard takes the word luxury, to a whole new level.
This sensational hotel is located in London's most iconic building, The Shard often referred to as "The Vertical City" is a truly mesmerising piece of architecture which houses everything from office space, restaurants, apartments and the hotel itself.
We were fortunate enough to spend two nights in this fantastic hotel, and I have to say that the experience was truly one to remember. Upon arrival we were greeted by the concierge who was efficiently friendly and more than happy to assist with any queries we had. We were personally escorted to our suite which was located on the 38th floor... YES, the views are incredible!
No detail was spared in the suite, with floor to ceiling glass windows, an office desk, and a shower which had a window overlooking London city, I was already worried about going back home!
As expected, the room had all the features and amenities one could ask for, Aqua Di Pama toiletries, and a 'heated' toilet seat. We even had a Nespresso machine for that vital morning coffee fix.
Eat & Drink
If a cocktail is what you fancy then GONG on level 52 is the place for you. With a modern Asian designed interior, this is the perfect place to enjoy a good drink whilst looking over the city. With a cosmopolitan feel the staff are all effortlessly gracious and go above and beyond to make your experience as memorable as possible.
You are going to have to eat after all those cocktails, so head down to TING for dinner. This restaurant, with its stunning open wide views, boasts an eclectic mix of modern European styled food with a subtle Asian influence, and will definitely have you wanting more. Our waiter had a deep knowledge of all the dishes as well as the wine list, and was able to recommend the perfect dish, I can suggest you try the John Dori which was effortlessly presented and the best I have ever tasted. Make sure you pay a visit to the restrooms whilst dining ?? unforgettable!
The amenities are what you can expect, but so much more. The pool is located on level 52, with sensational views with floor to ceiling glass windows, which gives you a fantastic view of London whilst taking a swim! That statement alone, has to be pretty unique! 'A swim with a view of London'.
Summarizing my stay, I have to say it was far too short, another 363 nights would have been perfect! If you like luxury living, then this definitely is the place for you, make sure you visit 'The Shangri La at The Shard' when you are next in London.... you will not be disappointed.